NTSB Identification: WPR12LA265
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 15, 2012 in Rexsburg, ID
Aircraft: ROETMAN RYLAND K JR EAGLE, registration: N106BD
Injuries: 1 Serious.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On June 15, 2012, at 1940 mountain daylight time, an experimental Roetman Eagle, N106BD, impacted terrain while performing barrel rolls at the Rexburg-Madison County Airport (RXE), Rexburg, Idaho. The pilot/owner operated the airplane under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The pilot sustained serious injuries, and there were no ground injuries. The airplane was substantially damaged. The flight departed RXE for a practice flight for the Legacy Airshow. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local area flight, and no flight plan had been filed.

The purpose of the flight was to practice for the upcoming airshow. Video footage of the flight shows the airplane doing several barrel rolls and as the airplane comes out of a roll, its right wing drops and impacts the ground. According to the pilot, he believes that the propeller accumulator went out and the blades went to a flat pitch condition.

The airplane was recovered for further examination.

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